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A popular name for a gull.
- ‘Certainly, the outdoor nature of the shoot offers up some unwanted ambiance (overly loud seagulls, microphone-flaunting winds), but this is not the reason for any aural concern.’
- ‘‘Wanderlust’ depicts a man's profile with seagulls flying in the background.’
- ‘Whether hunting seagulls for much-needed nutrition, or helping each other out of dangerous situations, their exploits make for exciting viewing.’
- ‘Another striking painting is of seagulls swarming over a garbage dump.’
- ‘‘There are an enormous number of seagulls on that part of Long Island Sound,’ he says.’
- ‘A dry northern wind at Christmas brings clouds of seagulls to Cambridge, landing them at 10 A.M. upon Harvard's stadium.’
- ‘The track for that was the sound of the ocean, with a few seagulls in the background.’
- ‘There are also clouds of long distortion seagulls, fluttering around at sunset, calling to each other, their voices disappearing into the wind.’
- ‘Circling seagulls swooped down and ate what Agnes had disgorged.’
- ‘The cast includes rabbits, pigs, cows, cats, scorpions, seagulls, snails, penguins and bats.’
- ‘A sudden multiplicity of voices would suggest a court or crowd scene; birdsong, a garden; wind and rain, a heath; waves and seagulls, a seashore.’
- ‘The track is immediately set apart by the awkward opening sounds of seagulls and a garbage truck in reverse gear, before it launches into a menacing guitar riff.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.